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THEOLOGY AT THE BOTTLEWORKS #164 | Forgive and Forget? Cultural Attitudes Toward Forgiveness in 21st Century America

  • Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Ave St. Louis, MO 63143 (map)

THEOLOGY AT THE BOTTLEWORKS is a monthly public discussion that takes up the most important issues of our times among an amazing diversity of interesting people. Join the conversation this month as we discuss Forgive and Forget?: Cultural Attitudes Toward Forgiveness in 21st Century America. In the wake of a divisive supreme court nomination process, in which the country was split over whether allegations of past sexual assault should be a deal breaker for confirmation, and with people more ready to protest and declare outrage than ever, more cultural attitudes toward forgiveness are on display than ever. Who or what are we willing to forgive as a society? What kinds of behavior should we forgive? Does the "who" or the "what" matter more - or are there other, more important factors in deciding whether to forgive? What kind of philosophy toward forgiveness will ultimately maximize human flourishing? Come have a brew, share your view, and lend an ear to others'.